Dave Oliver

Dave was born in Wichita, Kansas - the heart of tornado alley - and formed an interest in weather at a very young age. After spending his early childhood in central Oklahoma and developing a fascination with thunderstorms and tornadoes, his family moved to the Texas coast for his middle and high school years. Living near Corpus Christi, Dave acquired a keen interest in waterspouts and hurricanes and toward the end of high school made the decision to pursue meteorology as a career. Dave attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where his passion for weather and storms continued to grow. He joined up with fellow students at OU along with employees of the National Severe Storms Laboratory and became involved in tornado chasing in the early 1980s. This is also where Dave met his wife Carol and they were married just days after his graduation from OU in 1983. Dave's first television job was in Corpus Christi in late 1983, followed by a period as Chief Meteorologist at a station in Victoria, Texas from 1984-1986. Dave was contacted and offered a job at KFDA-TV in late 1986 and immediately joined the team here. He has been the Chief Meteorologist at NewsChannel10 since 1987. Away from the station, Dave enjoys chasing storms, fishing, camping, lifting weights and exercising, spending time with his family, eating ice cream, and leading a men's Bible study. He is active in church and spends a lot of time in schools and giving presentations. "God has blessed me in a mighty way by allowing me to do what I love to do in this wonderful part of the world. We have the best and most fascinating weather in the country and the people here are so warm and friendly. This has been such a rewarding home and God has shown me this is right where he wants me to be", says Dave.

Recent Articles by Dave

Doppler Dave Has Our Chance For Rain Tonight

Doppler Dave Says Rain Chances Are Getting Better Again

Doppler Dave Is Confident You Will Enjoy This Forecast

Good News with Doppler Dave: When the weather works in our favor

Doppler Dave Is Watching The Wind Fade For Awhile

Doppler Dave Is Tracking Fierce Winds Prompting First Alert Coverage

Doppler Dave Expects A Few Showers And Lots Of Wind

Doppler Dave Has Your Weekend Outlook

Good News with Doppler Dave: Finding friendship in unlikely places

Doppler Dave Tracking Two Strong Systems Approaching

Doppler Dave’s Forecast Looks Like Springtime Tomorrow

Doppler Dave Has A Spring-like Forecast

  Good News with Doppler Dave: Hope is alive and well in Claude

Doppler Dave Says The Wild Temperature Ride Will Continue

Doppler Dave On Some Wildly Changing Temperatures

Doppler Dave Says Temperatures Will Go Back And Forth This Week

Doppler Dave Expects Rapidly Changing Weather Tonight

  Good news with Doppler Dave: When blessings come to those who struggle

Doppler Dave Has A Mild And Breezy Outlook

Doppler Dave With A Frigid Night And Chance Of Snow